Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 69
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Harleytom Many features but loud
This vent/heater/light/night light combo unit does it all. Had to run an extra 15 amp line for the heater & had to cut out & replace single switch outlet with a dual switch outlet box to accommodate the quad switches(over & under). Unit works great except for the fact that it rumbles quite loudly. This was very well mounted with extra bracing but still makes a lot of noise on exhaust fan mode.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smokey Excellent!
We had a Nutone bathroom exhaust fan that had been used a lot in the past 20 years. We wanted to replace it with one that would fit in the same space. The replacement fan fit right in and is working really well, and it even runs quieter than the old one.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Harleytom Great combo unit
Needed a multi-purpose unit for a small bath & this one has it all. Light that takes up to a 100watt bulb, night light, more than adequate heater & a pretty quiet exhaust fan with a labeled 4way switch. Had to run an extra 15amp line for the heater but was aware of that up front. All in all, an excellent unit. Hope it lasts as long as the reviews said. A bit on the expensive side but it had all the features I wanted.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marnie Great for a small bathroom
The bathroom is a full bath with a washer and dryer behind folding doors. This exhaust fan is able to ventilate the area very well. The heater is good. The lights are useful. The unit would be fine for any bathroom, but really fits the needs of a relatively small area. This was a replacement for an older one that finally quit after about 16 years. I wish the sound level was quieter, but this is acceptable.
April 28, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by NTSK Cosmetic issues and noise
This fan is noisier than other reviews suggest, and, a major flaw in my opinion, when either the night light or the main light are turned on, all of the internal mechanical parts of the fan are clearly visible. I've never seen this in other vent fans. The grill is open and airy, as it should be, but the internal blowers and heater coil are totally visible when the lights are on. Hideous in a high-end bathroom. Ok for a construction trailer bathroom, I guess. I wish I had known this but NuTone is very careful to show a picture with a BLACK internal area, which it is not.
January 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BR549 Installed and working as described
I installed this fan about a month ago and it is working just fine and we are enjoying the heater very much. It is noisy but it makes no claim otherwise.
The two complaints are on the installation. For 'installating in existing construction' (quoting from page 3 of the manual) t wasn't entirely clear where to attach the unit to the header. I finally figured out what to do or at least what works. Please ignore the ceiling finish in the photo, that's another project.
The real annoyance was the wiring instructions. Everything fits fine and works fine but Figure 2 seems to be backwards from the way the cover plate is pre-labeled (see attached pictures). Definitely check before wiring everything up and installing. It wasn't until I put the cover plate on that I found out it was exactly reversed or at least that is how it struck me.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by House Great Heater
Very attractive fixture with plenty of light output and the fan and heater work great. The heater heats up my bathroom in a couple of minutes.
March 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ultrawriter Amazingly easy to replace guts of unit in existing housing
We had two older NuTone units this model, and the heater unit went bad and fan was failing too. I ordered a replacement shipped to the house and this morning started what I thought might be a difficult installation, or one that would make me give up and hire somebody. But 20 minutes later the new unit is installed and working great. I had read a review from someone here (thanks whoever you are) about using the old housing and just swinging the new fan/heater/light unit into position. Worked like a charm. The modular plug design of the electrical connection makes it easy and safe to reconnect the new unit.
The fact that the new unit came installed in its new housing in the box gave me practice loosening two screws and then tilting and sliding the unit to unhook the bracket holding the heater exhaust side to the new housing (which we are not using). That done, it was a simple matter of doing the same thing to remove and lower the dead unit from its housing in the ceiling of the bathroom (after unplugging the electrical connector), then reverse the process, hook the exhaust side to the housing, tighten the two screws on the opposite side, reconnect the electrical plug, replace the cover, turn the circuit breaker back on and start the unit. Fan and heater run quietly again and all is well.
It took me nearly as long to type this installation review as it did to install the replacement unit! I can't comment yet on durability of the unit (the old ones have been here since long before we bought this house 9 years ago), but just wanted anyone here on the fence about going the replacement-guts route to know it can be done by just about anyone. I am not all that handy, for what it's worth. Impressive design.
February 14, 2015